Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Thursday 23 December 2021

Antivaxxers and religious faith

 Have you noticed that the implacability of antivaxxers is remarkably similar to those of faith who despite having no proof persistently refuse to give up their belief in a supernatural 'god' that impinges on their life. This despite the evidence of the Holocaust, Aberfan, child cancer, religious wars and countless other examples of a cruel, heartless deity.

Here we are, at Christmas, piggybacking on a pagan midwinter festival, hoping for a better New Year as the days lengthen. It is almost 2022 and yet people persist in the belief in this heartless god and others with the same conviction maintain that to be vaccinated will be harmful despite evidence that it is largely safe and saves countless lives. What is it about the human condition that we follow our faith rather than face facts? 

Could it be a side effect of mankind's innate spirituality as described in my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions. 

Is it nature's way of lifting the human spirit in the competitive  reality of the 'survival of the fittest' world. Antivaxxers feel a vulnerability best assuaged by denial, a deep seated faith that they are better off without, possibly accepting that if humans needed the vaccine then nature would have provided it.

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